Midnight's Children (MP3 CD)

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.  In 2008 the prize for the Best of the Bookers
was awarded, the best winner of a Man Booker Prize in the prior forty years,
the winner was Midnight’s Children.  Rushdie
is probably best known for writing Satanic Verses and the subsequent
fatwa calling for his murder and putting a bounty on his head.  Bookstores (Cody’s on Telegraph Avenue and
several in the UK) were actually bombed just for carrying the book!  People died and were injured for Satanic
Verses
!  Its Japanese translator
was killed, Turkish translator attacked, Italian translator stabbed, and
Norwegian publisher shot. The publicity around Satanic Verses overshadows
the awarding winning Midnight’s Children but both are marvelous
examples of the well written word.  Midnight’s
Children
is the story of partition, full of historic resonance.  Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight
August 15, 1947, his twin the new nation of independent India. But Saleem has
another twin of sorts; he was switched at birth with Shiva, enjoying the fruits
of a wealthy family while Shiva, the rightful heir, is given to a street musician.
 1001 children are born within an hour of
the birth of India. They are bound together in fantastical ways.  Saleem has great powers of telepathy, but it
does not bring joy.  He also has a prodigiously
large snout, resulting in several less than flattering names.  While the story takes the reader to dark
places, the violence, corruption, and despair attendant on partition, it is
also written with wit and verve,  Rushdie
can be playful, melodic and devastating, he brings all his creative power to Midnight’s
Children.

— Deon Stonehouse

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Salman Rushdie holds the literary world in awe with a jaw-dropping catalog of critically acclaimed novels that have made him one of the world's most celebrated authors. Winner of the prestigious Booker of Bookers, Midnight's Children tells the story of Saleem Sinai, born on the stroke of India's independence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501260186
ISBN-10: 1501260189
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Language: English